August Revival and Renewal Services
Pastor Merritt will be leading a series of Revival and Renewal Services throughout the month of August. Please be in prayer for the success of these services to reach into the hearts of our congregation and the soul of our community.
The theme for our revival services is taken from Psalm 85:6: “Revive us again that your people may rejoice in you.”
Ice Cream Social This Sunday
To mark the beginning of the school year, on this Sunday (August 13th) you are invited to eat your dessert first. The Care Committee is sponsoring an ice cream social immediately after worship in Crichton. We are inviting everyone to come and make their own ice cream sundae in celebration of back to school and more weeks of summer, too!
Our Charge Conference Coming in October
Our church’s Annual Conference will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 3:30 PM in our sanctuary. This meeting date and time was set to accommodate our new Superintendent, the Rev. Dr. Candace Lewis—who is attempting to meet with each of the more 50 new churches in our Gulf Central Conference.
“Cool Off for Summer” Campaign
As we enter the last month of summer, we have reached our goal for raising the $3,500 to pay off all our air conditioning repair expenses. We contributed more than $1,520 in individual giving, and there were two matching gifts of $1,000 each. While our air conditioning bills have all been paid, there is now the matter of tree removal to consider. It will cost us more than $800 to have the downed tree removed from the parking lot. So, let’s keep the “Cool Off for Summer” campaign going throughout August to pay off this extra unexpected cost. Remember to add $5 to your weekly contribution and designate it to the Building Fund.
Helping Our Children
Again this fall, we will be helping our friends at Riverview Elementary School through our donation of school supplies. Please note that only unopened, packaged basic supplies will be accepted. The school cannot accept used items, toys, DVD’s, books, etc. Supply bins have been placed in the narthex and outside the church office.
We are also collecting children’s books as part of the Metropolitan Ministry project. The books are to be supplied to children who attend our Saturday luncheons in partnership with Metropolitan Ministry.
Your donations in helping children in either of these ministries will be greatly blessed.
Upcoming Social Events
In September, the Care Committee will be doing a Cuban sandwich and chips luncheon. Both these events are planned to immediately follow our church serve at approximately 11:45 AM.
The United Methodist Men have scheduled their next Flapjack Fundraiser for Saturday, October 21st. The breakfast will be held at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Providence Road just north of Lumsden Avenue. Tickets and more information on the Flapjack Fundraiser will be available in September.
If any youth are interested in attending Confirmation Class this fall, please notify Pastor Merritt by the end of August. Confirmation is a process whereby youth in middle school or high school learn about Christian faith and Methodist beliefs and traditions. At the end of the process, the attendees will confirm their faith commitment to Jesus Christ, and will become full members of the RUMC church family.